Powermac, is it worth to buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacSyn, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. MacSyn macrumors regular

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    Hi, guys. I am getting a birthday present for myself. May be a Powermac or MBP. I do not NEED it but since I didn't buy myself anything for many Christmas, Chinese New Years and my birthdays. So I decided to treat myself this year.

    Amazon is offering $200 rebate which ends Wednesday plus I will get 2% cash back from my credit card. I'll just have to pay $1800++ for Powermac Dual core 2.0G or $2200++ for 2.3G.

    Is it worth to get a Powermac now or I should give myself a rain check to wait for "Intel Powermac"? Tomorrow is the last day for Amazon's rebate, so your inputs are highly appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. capone2 macrumors regular

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    so worth it

    the powermac is an amazing machine. Its dual core and 64bit.....why get the first gen MacPro? i wouldn't!!






    PB 15" 1.67ghz/1gbram
    wht nano/4gb
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    Do you have any existing PPC software - Photoshop, Illustrator etc?
     
  4. twoodcc macrumors P6

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  5. MacSyn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope. I do not do photo editing nor video editing nor gaming...
    Just decided to dig some of my saving and treat myself.
    Had a Powerbook Titanium 1G and sold it 2 weeks ago. I am using my old Dell right now.
     
  6. MacSyn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Quad would be too much for me. 2G or 2.3G is enough. Can't spend all my saving, you know...Haha.:p
     
  7. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    the only reason i say get the quad is b/c it will last the longest. cuz eventually the intel powermac will come out, and it will most likely be more powerful, but it'll be hard to beat the quad.

    but the others are great also. if you get a good deal on one, why not go for it?

    since it's a birthday present, you might as well get it now instead of waiting
     
  8. iGary Guest

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    Then I'd say go for the 2.3 PM.

    All of the current iLife stuff and 10.4.4 is Universal
     
  9. supergod macrumors 6502

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    I would say get the new 20" iMac core duo.

    Frontrow still sucks, but the iSight, wireless everything and small inclosure make it much better than a Power Mac. It really is true that you do not need a Power Mac unless you are pro. The only justification is that it has more room. Just about any addon could be matched by an external piece of hardware and more than 2 gigs of RAM is ridiculous for most uses.
     
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    he does have a point. but then again, it's all what you use it for, and what you want, since it's your present. i have a 17" imac core duo, and i love it. but i would also love a powermac, i just couldn't afford one. (but i'm a poor college student)
     
  11. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    The dual core Intel iMac 20" would more than cover your needs and make you reasonably future resistant through the upcoming processor wars.

    If you were using your system to generate income, then a PowerMac 2.0
    is preferable, but in your case, I think you're better of with the iMac
    and some funds left over for software and additional needs.
     
  12. MacSyn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here are the price differences (estimated) after rebate and cash back:

    iMac 2.0 Core Duo $1515.02
    PM 2.0 $1759.02
    PM 2.3 $2249.02

    You think it's sensible to get an iMac? I like iMac but I don't like the all-in-one design. Is it a smart move to get a PPC PM while Intel PM is on its way?
     
  13. Will_reed macrumors 6502

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    Id go for a quad powermac myself. but I use final cut studio
    Id buy one buy my pocket book isnt suitable at the moment and I think I will get an ipod first.
     

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